Replacing the ubiquitous towering heel favored by fashion insiders on the Front Row in recent seasons, the sneaker is fashion's new favorite footwear. The key to working this trend is treading the line between fashion and sportswear. Renowned for its elegant designs and timeless sophistication, the iconic fashion house Prada's collection of sneakers will bring a high fashion edge to this laid-back look. An Italian dedication to quality and luxury fabrics blend to create this line of sneakers, resulting in a selection of sneakers that are a world away from your standard gym wear.
The Prada Sneakers Buying Guide
Prada is renowned for its elegant designs and timeless sophistication, and this collection of sneakers will bring a high fashion edge to your laid-back look. An Italian dedication to quality and luxury fabrics blend to create this line of sneakers, resulting in a selection that are a world away from your standard gym wear. Choose from classic understated low-tops, sporty mesh designs or statement color-pop designs with chunky heels.
The Most Wanted Prada Sneakers
Prada Cloudbust Sneakers
When it comes to stand out sneakers, look no further than the Cloudbust. It has a mesh upper with Velcro fastening, monogrammed trim and super chunky rubber sole. These sneakers are available in a range of colors from classic monochrome to hot pink. Definitely one to get you noticed.
Prada Pegasus Sneakers
If eye-catching sneakers are your thing, the striking Pegasus should be top of your must-have list. There’s so much to love about these sneakers, from the fabric upper, reflective detailing and lace-up front. But it’s the rubber sole that really makes these sneakers stand out. It’s super chunky and we just love the contrasting shark-tooth notches.
Prada Prax-01 Sneakers
Perfectly sporty but with oozing with Prada style, the Prax-01 sneakers will be your casual go to. We love the laid-back mesh upper, contrast trim and the chunky rubber soles. Team with your favorite gym wear or team with your jeans for a chilled out finish to your weekend wardrobe.
The Prada Sneakers Sizing Guide
Not sure what size sneakers to go for? Check out the guide below.
Prada advises that fit may vary from one style to another so if in doubt, go by the foot length, measuring from heel to toe for the most accurate sizing.
How To Care For Your Prada Sneakers
To ensure your Prada sneakers remain looking their best, first, ensure they are kept dry when not being worn. Also be sure to keep them away from any water, oil, performs and cosmetics to avoid staining. Over-exposure to direct sunlight and heat should also be avoided.
Sneakers with leather uppers can be cleaned using warm water and a stiff bristle brush.
For suede or nubuck leather, or for sneakers with suede panels, dirt should be removed using a suede brush to ensure the upper stays looking its best.
Sneakers can be treated with a leather or suede protector to protect them from the elements.
For sporty designs with fabric or mesh uppers, cleaning should be undertaken using a soft, clean, slightly damp cloth. Bear in mind that lighter-colored materials are more prone to stains and soiling.
All the sneakers are finished with rubber soles which are designed to last. However, laces may need to be replaced after a time.
- Are women’s Prada sneakers made from leather?
Some styles of women’s Prada sneakers are made of leather. Styles that are best suited to pairing with jeans or wide-leg pants such as the Avenue Last have leather uppers. The more sporty styles like the America’s Cup have leather and mesh uppers which ensure breathability when working out or for teaming with casual jeans or yoga pants.
- How do I know if my Prada sneakers are genuine?
Prada sneakers are made from quality leather and fabric and there are a few things you can do to check authenticity.
Firstly, labels on Prada sneakers shoulder read Prada with ‘Made in Italy’ printed beneath in smaller text. The word Prada should be in all capitals, i.e PRADA. Sneakers will have a removable insole with an additional Prada logo underneath, located at the heel. There will also be a serial code printed on the side.
Check your box for the logo on the side rather than the top, and ensure your sneakers arrive in a silver sleeper bag. The printing of the logo will be clear, the stitching will be uniform and unfrayed, and the leather will be soft and good quality.
If you turn over your sneakers, check the red logo stripe on the sole. There should be a recessed border around each letter and the letters should be printed cleanly and evenly.
- What different styles of Prada sneakers are there?
Prada sneakers are ideal for many different casual occasions. For a laid back weekend check out the two-tone platform brogues with their monochrome leather uppers and chunky rubber soles. They are the perfect chilled out shoe that offer plenty of comfort while not compromising on style.
There are also statement high-tops with lace-up fronts, eye-catching Cloudbust sneakers in a range of bright hues, and classic understated low-tops.